Sarah Palin on Oprah Winfrey Show: Five best outtakes
In outtakes from Sarah Palin's appearance on Oprah Winfrey's show, Palin talks about about keeping a journal, not banning Harry Potter, and dressing up as Tina Fey.
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“I’ve abided by the results of some of the polls that the kids have partaken in,” she said.
Joining Sen. John McCain’s presidential ticket was not one of those moments, though. When Palin thought Senator McCain was on the verge of asking her to be his running mate, she called her husband, who urged her to seize the opportunity.
“He said, yep, he would be there for me, and with me, and he has been,” said Palin.
Joe Lieberman sets Palin free. Palin said she found prepping for the vice-presidential debate onerous, in the sense that she thought the McCain campaign was force-feeding her answers to various questions. At one point, McCain’s good friend Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) of Connecticut came into the darkened hotel room where aides was peppering her with data.
Senator Lieberman said that the effort was “overly scripted,” and threw everybody out of the room, Palin told Oprah.
According to Palin, Liebrman said, “I think I know you well enough already, Gov. Palin, to know that you need to be free, you need some liberty, you need to speak from the heart."
Lieberman told her to trust herself and have fun.
“Those things were so simplistic but so absolutely real and helpful at the time,” said Palin. “I was so thankful for his words.”
Sarah Palin impersonates Tina Fey. Palin told Oprah that at first she was only dimly aware of the popularity of Ms. Fey’s impersonations of her on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). At one point, she saw a clip of the show, with the volume down.
“I thought it was me,” said Palin.
Later, when she went on SNL to try and neutralize the act a bit, she met Fey backstage. At the time, Fey was holding her three-year-old daughter Alice.
Alice looked at her mother, then at Palin, then back again.
“I said, ‘We’re confusing your daughter’,” said Palin. “And we were.”
Then Palin told Oprah that for years, people in Alaska had been telling her she looked like that gal on Saturday Night Live. So one Halloween, she dressed up as Tina Fey.
“Yeah, I did. I went one year as Tina Fey,” Palin said.
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